Wednesday, June 29, 2005

generic food?

Whatever happened to generics at the grocery store? No, I don't mean store brands. I mean the plain white boxes/cans that just said "CHEESE" or "CORN", for example.

Seems like the last time I saw them was around the same time as I first started to see Wal-Mart and their store brand(s). So I wonder if the "Sam's Choice" and "Member's Mark", etc., foods are the same stuff they used to put in the white boxes, and Wal-Mart's influence is so great that the whole industry started branding even the cheapest foodstuffs with some kind of basic marketing.